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The Aviator

by Meagan Logsdon

Eugene Vodolazkin’s "The Aviator" is an unabashed, panoramic view of the landscape of human consciousness affected by time, place, faith, and faces. Innokenty Petrovich Platonov does not know who he is. Confined to a bed in a... Read More

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by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Edgar Bendler is twenty-four years old and lost in his loss. His girlfriend is gone—perhaps missing, perhaps dead. His cat, too. Life between university terms looms, and without the distraction of study, Ed is likely to throw himself... Read More

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Little Beast

by Meagan Logsdon

Vigorously potent, "Little Beast" haunts the intersection of fairy tales with gritty realism. When a full beard emerges on a nameless eleven-year-old girl’s face, she and her mother conceal the development from judgment in their tiny... Read More

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by Rebecca Hussey

This troubling, complicated literary novel delves into the experiences of mental illness, questioning some of our most basic beliefs about what it means to be insane. "Insane" by Rainald Goetz is a complex, multivoiced, experimental look... Read More

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Black Sugar

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

"Black Sugar" opens as pirate Henry Morgan dies clutching his gold, his ship sinking under a Caribbean forest. In this moment of vivid magical realism, Miguel Bonnefoy sets the stakes for his novel—sunken treasure in the islands and... Read More

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Lion Cross Point

by Karen Rigby

Masatsugu Ono’s "Lion Cross Point" is an atmospheric, melancholy tale about memory and absence. Ten-year-old Takeru arrives at his mother’s childhood village by the sea. Under the care of a relative, Mitsuko, he settles into a... Read More

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